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Over a dozen arrested for auto theft crimes in Lompoc

Posted at 4:12 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 07:12:33-04

California Highway Patrol, the Lompoc Police Department and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department conducted an enforcement operation focusing on auto theft related crimes.

According to CHP Buellton, in nine hours, the team made 15 arrests. Two of them were for auto theft and 13 for various other violations.

CHP says during the operation five stolen vehicles were recovered, and 44 citations were issued.